A Regional Internet Registry for the Moon

Kevin Wallace kevin at wallace.seattle.wa.us
Tue Nov 5 00:27:10 UTC 2019


It occurred to me recently that there's no RIR covering the Moon, or any other
extraterrestrial body.  That's going to be a problem soon.

In 2001, ICANN ASO developed a criteria for the establishment of new RIRs[1]. 
In 2004-2005, AFRINIC became officially recognized under this criteria[2][3].
I think we can qualify under this criteria, too, as long as we can demonstrate
sufficient support from potential member ISPs.  

I've set up a website at https://lrin.net/ and mailing lists at:



If you're interested, please subscribe, and if you've got ideas, discuss.
Let's start an RIR for the Moon!

Kevin Wallace
doof.net, AS395823

[1]: https://www.icann.org/resources/pages/new-rirs-criteria-2012-02-25-en
[2]: https://www.icann.org/resources/board-material/resolutions-2004-09-30-en
[3]: https://www.iana.org/reports/2005/afrinic-report-08apr2005.html

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